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Kentucky (1938)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance | Sport  -  30 December 1938 (USA)
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Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sally Goodwin
Richard Greene ...
Jack Dillon
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John Dillon - 1861 (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Karen Morley ...
Mrs. Goodwin - 1861
Moroni Olsen ...
John Dillon - 1938
Russell Hicks ...
Thad Goodwin Sr. - 1861
Willard Robertson ...
Bob Slocum
Charles Waldron ...
Thad Goodwin - 1938
George Reed ...
Ben
Bobs Watson ...
Delmar Watson ...
Thad Goodwin Jr. - 1861
Leona Roberts ...
Grace Goodwin
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Auctioneer
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Southerner
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Storyline

During the Civil War, two of the oldest families in Kentucy,the Dillons and the Goodwins, begin a long and bitter feud that has lasted into 1938. When Jack Dillon refuses to enter his father's banking business he,under an assumed name, gets a job as a trainer in Sally Goodwin's stables. A romance develops between them. When Sally's father dies, the entire estate---including the horses---has to be sold at auction to pay his debts. A note turns up left by Sally's father that according to a wager made between him and the elder Dillon, any one horse in the Dillon stable can be claimed by the Goodwins. Complications arise when Sally finds out that Jack is a Dillon. Written by Les Adams <longhorn'939@suddenlink.net>

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Plot Keywords:

uncle | kentucky | horse racing | feud | horse | See more »

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dramatic cavalcade (from reissue print ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

30 December 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die goldene Peitsche  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 28, 1945 with Walter Brennan reprising his film role. See more »

Connections

Remade as Down Argentine Way (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
(1860) (uncredited)
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Sung by the men in the opening scene
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Brennan never better
4 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Walter Brennan set a standard for supporting actors with this perfect equine movie. You actually believe that the 38-year-old Brennan is a wizened 68-year-old track veteran. Young Loretta is equally winning in her starring debut. This is the classic movie that all the cliches copied.


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